I see a lot of websites and wedding magazines recommending the same questions to ask your prospective photographer over and over again and they are great, but there are questions that get overlooked which I feel are really important. You see it’s all very well asking the standard questions such as:

Are you free on our date?
How far in advance do I need to book you?
How many photos will you take?
Can my guests take photos on the day too?

But what I think is really important are the questions that delve deeper into finding out about who the photographer is as a person. You are going to spend at least 8 hours of one of the happiest days of your life with this person so it’s really important to find out whether it’s going to be an enjoyable 8 or so hours with them! Talking about the logistics of your wedding is really important, but there are other things to consider too.

Such as working out whether you have any common interests with your photographer, the same sense of humour and whether you just feel comfortable in their company is so important too. Is your photographer awkward around people or are they outgoing and bubbly? Do you feel that you could just let go and trust them to do their job and have them mix with your closest friends and family on your big day? If your photographer allows you to really spend a bit of time just chatting and getting to know each other and you feel at ease around them then you just might be on to a winner!

bridal portrait in Surrey with a dog taken by Joseph Tufo Photography